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Self Publishing Made Easy: How One Small Step Can Help You Bring Your Book to Life

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Have you ever dreamed of becoming a published author? Self-publishing has revolutionized the world of literature, making it possible for aspiring writers to share their stories with the world. One Small Step Writing Services (OSS) is here to guide you on your self-publishing journey, from finalizing your manuscript to getting your book into the hands of readers. In this blog post, we'll explore how One Small Step can guide you down the self-publishing process, whether you're looking to publish digitally or in print, and we'll provide examples of the types of books we've helped publish.

Finalizing Your Manuscript

The journey to self-publishing begins with a well-crafted manuscript. If you've already written your book, we offer comprehensive editing services, as discussed in our previous blog, to refine and perfect your work. However, if you're just starting, we can also help you with manuscript development, ensuring that your story or content is compelling and ready for publication.

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Formatting for Online or Print Publishing

Once your manuscript is polished and ready, the next step is formatting it for publishing. This involves structuring your book to meet the specific requirements of digital or print platforms. Our team at One Small Step has the expertise to format your manuscript professionally, ensuring it looks great on eReaders, other digital devices, and in print. Proper formatting is crucial for a seamless reading experience, and we've got you covered.

Self Publishing through Amazon/KDP

Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform is one of the most popular and accessible avenues for self-publishing eBooks and on-demand print books. Here's how the process works:

  • Create an Account: First, you'll need to create an account on KDP.

  • Upload Your Manuscript: Once your account is set up, you can upload your formatted manuscript, along with your book cover.

  • Set Pricing and Distribution: You have control over the pricing of your eBook and can choose to make it available on Amazon stores worldwide or select specific regions.

  • Publish: Hit the "Publish" button, and your eBook will be available for purchase on Amazon's platform. You can also choose to enroll in KDP Select for additional promotional opportunities.

Genres of Manuscripts OSS Has Helped Ready for Publishing

At OSS, We've helped authors from various genres, including:

Children's Picture Books

For authors like Dee Mast, we've guided them in formatting and publishing captivating children's picture books, making their stories come to life for young readers. Check out Dee's books here.


Our expertise extends to non-fiction authors like Kelley E Howe Nolan, who turned their knowledge into an insightful non-fiction book, reaching a wide audience with their expertise. Find Kelley's book here.

Health and Fitness

Authors like Nicole Eichinger have used our services to publish a nutritional guide that inspires and empowers readers to improve their lives. Check out Nicole's book here.

Learning Books

Meredith Noble collaborated with us to publish engaging learning materials that help teach people to become grant writers. Click here to find Meredith's books.


We've supported poets like Kelley E Howe Nolan in sharing their verses with the world, ensuring that the beauty of their words shines through in print. Click here and here to find Kelley's poetry.

Self Publishing through IngramSpark

IngramSpark is a versatile platform that allows you to publish both eBooks and print-on-demand (POD) books. Here's how it works:

  • Create an Account: Similar to KDP, you'll start by creating an account on IngramSpark.

  • Upload Your Files: You can upload your formatted eBook files and print-ready PDFs for the interior and cover design.

  • Set Distribution Options: IngramSpark offers extensive distribution options, including making your book available to bookstores, libraries, and online retailers.

  • Publish: Once you've configured your settings, you can publish your eBook and POD book simultaneously. Readers can order a physical copy of your book, which will be printed and shipped as needed.

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Self Publishing through a Print Shop

For authors who prefer a more hands-on approach to printing and distribution, One Small Step can guide you through the process of publishing through a print shop. We've worked with authors of various genres, including:

Children's Picture Books

Kelley E Howe Nolan relied on our expertise to produce high-quality print versions of their beloved children's picture books, perfect for storytime. Find Kelley's book here.

OSS is your trusted partner on the self-publishing journey, from manuscript refinement to formatting and distribution. We've helped authors across a wide range of genres, including children's picture books, non-fiction, self-help, learning materials, and poetry, bring their books to life. Whether you're looking to publish digitally or on demand through Amazon/KDP, use the extensive distribution network of IngramSpark, or explore print options through a trusted print shop, we have the expertise to guide you every step of the way. Self-publishing has never been more accessible, and with our support, you can turn your writing dreams into a reality. Contact us today to embark on your self-publishing adventure and share your book with the world. We look forward to helping you bring your unique story to life.

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